Automata Weevil - Creating a Giant Moving Weevil for the Stage Answered
Crazy internal gears and hidden winches went in to creating this amazing non-motorized spectacle for a stage production of The Difficulty of Crossing a Field.
A team at Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin (my alma mater!) came up with the elegant solution shown in the video above. J.E. Johnson speaks more about it here.
The video is awesome, but maybe next time the outstanding UT crew could make an Instructable of something like this? C'mon, J.E., throw a girl a bone - it's an excellent educational process!
Nonetheless, it's brilliant work, and I love the opportunity to see inside the finished weevil!
p.s. you may recognize someone else's name in the credit's too!